List of Funds

These are the families, groups, organizations, friends and individuals who were inspired to give back, who’ve made a lasting impact in their community and who continue to make a difference.

Charitable Organization Funds

Funds are established by charitable organizations to provide a sustainable source of long term funding.

  • Alberta Legal Heritage Fund
  • Golden Age Centre Fund
  • Grande Prairie and Area Safe Communities Fund
  • Grande Prairie Live Theatre Fund
  • Grande Prairie Public Library Fund
  • kidSport Grande Prairie Fund
  • Slave Lake Municipal Library Fund

Community Impact Funds

Funds are pooled to address emerging and pressing needs of the community both now, and in the future.

  • Ainsworth Community Fund
  • Atkin/Curtis Family Fund
  • Beal Family Fund
  • BMO Bank of Montreal Fund
  • BP Canada Energy Company Fund
  • Brick Shopik Family Fund
  • Canadian Tire Grande Prairie Community Fund
  • Cardon Homes Fund
  • Chrenek & Dion Investment Advisors Fund
  • Chris & Amy Richards Community Fund
  • Christine and Wayne Ayling Family Fund
  • Clyde and Mary Blackburn Family Fund
  • Community Impact Fund
  • Darrell and Joan Radbourne Family Fund
  • Diane and Fletcher Bootle Family Fund
  • Drs. David and Karen Chung Fund
  • Fletcher Mudryk & Co. LLP CPA’s Fund
  • Fred Rinne Memorial Fund
  • Gilbert and Kiela Girard Family Fund
  • Grande Prairie River Rats Association Fund
  • Haberman Family Fund
  • Hilde’s Hope Fund
  • Jody Evans Community Fund
  • Ken and Cyndy Halbert Family Fund
  • Kevin and Karen Willsey Family Fund
  • Kevin and Wendy Szakacs Family Fund
  • McLevin Family Fund
  • Menzies Family Fund
  • Merv and Dawn Marie Crouse Family Fund
  • Ness Family Fund
  • Northey/Wiebe Family Fund
  • Pat and John Reid Family Fund
  • Peace Power Corporation Community Fund
  • Pete and Lori Merlo Family Fund
  • Pirates Fastball Club Legacy Fund
  • RBC Peace Country Staff Fund
  • Ric’s Grill Grande Prairie Community Fund
  • Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Memorial Fund
  • Sheehan Flint Family Fund
  • Smart & Caring Communities Fund
  • Vincent and Tracey Vavrek Family Fund
  • Wayne Drysdale Campaign Legacy Fund

Field Of Interest Funds

Funds are dedicated to a general charitable area of interest as identified by the donor.

Animal Welfare

  • Casey & Finnegan’s Fantastic Furry Friends Fund
  • Donna Koch & John Lehners Fur Kids Family Fund
  • Loretta Thompson Memorial Fund
  • Smart & Caring Animal Welfare Fund

Children And Youth

  • Beattie Family Fund
  • Bryden Sparks Arts Family Fund
  • Logan Family Fund
  • Mike Evans Fun For Kids Fund
  • Sandy and Luana McDonald Family Fund
  • Smart & Caring Youth Fund
  • Young at Art Fund by T. Sedore Photography

Education

  • Peace Wapiti Education Foundation Fund
  • Sandy and Luana McDonald Family Fund

Environment

  • Fund for Environmental Purposes
  • Marcotte Family Fund
  • Nurcombe Family Environmental Fund
  • Smart & Caring Environment Fund
  • Stan and Helen Neufeld Environmental Fund

Health

  • Dustin Sieker Legacy Fund
  • Grande Prairie Keg Steakhouse and Bar Supporting Youth With Cancer Fund
  • Palliative Care Fund

Housing

  • Evaskevich Family Fund
  • Grande Prairie & Area Association of Realtors Fund

Recreation

  • Anonymous Donor Fund
  • Mike Vavrek Memorial Fund
  • Tiny Hands of Hope Children’s Memorial Fund
  • Underwood Fund

Seniors

  • Dodd Harms Happy Healthy Seniors Fund
  • Smart & Caring Seniors Fund

Social Services

  • Accredited Supportive Living Services Limited (ASLS) Staff Gives Fund
  • Community Foodbank Fund
  • Happy Trails R.V. Fund
  • Smart & Caring Emergency Fund
  • Spirit of the Peace Entrepreneurial Women’s Fund
  • Terry and Darrel Dola Fund

Designated Funds

Funds provide support to specific charities, forever.

  • Come Fly with Me Legacy Fund
  • Community Foundation 20/20 vision for the Community Fund
  • Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund
  • Grande Prairie Keg Steakhouse & Bar PARDS Fund
  • Grande Prairie Keg Steakhouse & Bar Pregnant Teen Program Fund
  • Grande Prairie Keg Steakhouse & Bar Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation Fund
  • Hannah Ouellette Memorial Supporting Suicide Prevention Resource Centre Fund
  • Henderson Family Fund
  • Professional Advisors Endowment Fund

Student Award Funds

Funds supporting post-secondary student education and training opportunities

  • 2016 Rotary Curling Legacy Fund
  • 2000 Alberta Summer Games Legacy Fund
  • Andrea Vavrek Memorial Fund
  • Beaverlodge Community Band Fund
  • Brent Sears Memorial Fund
  • Carmen and Gail Haakstad Family Fund
  • Chomik Family Trumpeter Hotel Fund
  • Devonne Norman Legacy Fund
  • Dr. Claudia T Strehlke Medical Award Fund
  • Gib Popkey Legacy Fund
  • Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce Legacy Fund
  • GS Minhas Family Education Fund
  • Hayley Gardner Memorial Fund
  • Horse Lake Education Fund
  • Jean Duplessis Family Legacy Fund
  • Joseph F Reder/Hansen Fund
  • Lorne Lind Memorial Fund
  • Mohinder Singh Memorial Fund
  • North Kleskun Community Club Fund
  • North Kleskun Student Scholarship Fund
  • Paul Pivert Memorial Student Award Fund
  • Q-99 Student Awards Fund
  • Ronald W Clarke Fund
  • Ryan R. Blais Legacy Fund
  • Storm Stay in School Junior A Hockey Scholarship Fund
  • Swan City Breakfast Lions Club Fund
  • Swan City Rotary Club Community Service Above Self Fund
  • Thomson/Boyce Family Fund
  • Travis Pierlot Family Education Fund
  • Vision for the Future Fund
  • Wolves Minor Basketball Fund

Donor-Advised Funds

Funds enable donors to be actively involved in recommending grant recipients on an annual basis.

  • Anodyne Community Enrichment Fund
  • Aquatera Environment Fund
  • Bill and Marg Bowes Family Fund
  • Calvin and Evelyne Dobish Fund
  • Campbell Family Foundation
  • David and Susan Ainsworth Fund
  • Ed Boyce Memorial Fund
  • Frank and Agnes Lovin Legacy Fund
  • Grande Prairie Auto Group Legacy Foundation Fund
  • Hope Today Tomorrow: The Side/Munro Family Fund
  • Jeff Toews Memorial Foundation Fund
  • Kirk Nelson Memorial Fund
  • KMSC Law LLP Fund
  • Morris Financial Group Fund
  • northernSPIRIT Fund
  • Opdahl Michaud Family Fund
  • Peace Country Land Ltd. Fund
  • Pearcy Family Fund
  • Prairie Villa Legacy Fund
  • Q-99 Brian Nash Memorial Fund
  • Simpson/Phillips Family Fund
  • Woronuk Legacy Fund

Regional Funds

These funds provide an opportunity to give back to a specific region in Northwestern Alberta forever.

Sexsmith
  • Sexsmith & District Community Foundation Fund
  • Sexsmith Elks Community Fund
  • Sexsmith Insurance Limited Fund
  • Sexsmith Legion #60 Community Fund
North Peace
  • North Peace Community Foundation Fund
West County Community Fund
  • West County Community Foundation Fund

Future Gifts

Leaving a future gift to your Community Foundation is an easy way to create a lasting legacy. Future gifts can be a life insurance policy or through your estate.

Thank you to the following who have named the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta the designated beneficiary of a future gift:

  • Anonymous Community Donor
  • Bill Hurtle
  • Brent and Cindy Oilund
  • Darren Breland
  • Don Meador
  • Doug and Linda Duplessis
  • Dwight Logan
  • Fletcher and Diane Bootle
  • Gary and Marlaine Hessler
  • Glenn and Judith Keddie
  • Gordon Pearcy
  • Grant and Jamie Menzies
  • Hideo and Marian Fukushima
  • Jason Lainchbury
  • Jim Boccioletti
  • Joey Farnsworth
  • Marie Hildebrand
  • Nick and Muriel Underwood
  • Owen Lewis and Jodi Winnicky
  • Pete and Lori Merlo
  • Petra Groenen
  • Ryan Blais
  • Terry Tissington
  • Vincent and Tracey Vavrek